thrust augmentation

thrust augmentation

[′thrəst ‚ȯg·mən′tā·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
The increasing of the thrust of an engine or power plant, especially of a jet engine and usually for a short period of time, over the thrust normally developed.

thrust augmentation

Any method used to augment thrust. Normally, it refers to afterburning, or reheating, but it includes water or water-methanol injection in turboprop engines and ejector exhaust schemes in reciprocating engines. See afterburning and water or water/methanol injection.
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The third function of fan duct is to provide thrust augmentation for the propulsion system.
Such a propulsion system called the inter-turbine burner (ITB), could enable power extraction, thrust augmentation, reduced fuel burn, and specific thrust (ST) improvements.
Piper Aircraft is working with jet engine manufacturer Williams International to investigate a unique PiperJet thrust augmentation system that could eliminate the need for its much-touted automatic horizontal stabilizer trim system to handle trim changes generated by the aircraft's single high-centreline FJ44-3AP turbofan engine.
The Jupiter-C did not use strap-on rockets; it had a set of rockets in the upper stage, but nothing that amounted to thrust augmentation in the first stage.